The Holy Ritual

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A holy bonfire,burning hot amidst the sacred chants recited by the holy men;
Chants of promises ,Chants of togetherness,Chants of commitment,Chants of happiness,
Dressed in my best attires,with fragrance of sandalwood,rose and turmeric;
Set to embrace a life i was taught about ,ever since i realized i was a girl,
To be measured in gold was what i was never told!
Abandoned shall i be from the kindness that was always showed,was what i was never told!
Jubilance i bore shall be torn,
Yet the bonfire burnt, succumbing my life to lies and cries!

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Shattered Dreams

Sd

I heard you saying “Promises are meant to be broken”,
I heard you saying “You were tired to Hold on”,
I heard you saying “I was not good enough”,
I heard you saying “You found your dream”,
I heard you saying “I shall have to go” ;

All i know that Love lasts forever,
Love makes you laugh,love makes you cry;
All i know you are not easy to forget,
All i know it happens only once,
All i know you shall regret,
All i knew i would walk along the road with you,
Unaware was i that shall have to walk back alone;

But all i wish is your dreams shall flourish,
All i wish is your life shall be absolute bliss,
All i wish for you is just a beautiful Miss,
To let you feel what i miss,
To let you feel i cannot be HIS!
All i wish is another life,
For a moment if i could be your wife!

Water water everywhere ,not a drop to drink? Such is a state of Marathwada!

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It might be very entertaining dancing to the tunes of “Kale megha pani to barsao” from the Bollywood movie Lagaan but a similar situation in Marathwada (one of the five regions in Indian state of Maharashtra) which is drought struck, is pitiable. Parched throats, barren land, suicides is not a part of 120 minutes movie but unfortunately, it is the actual situation in Marathwada. [Read more…]